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Tuesday by David Wiesner

Tuesday (original 1991; edition 1997)

by David Wiesner

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Authors:David Wiesner
Info:Sandpiper (1997), Paperback, 32 pages
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Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991)


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Summary: Tuesday starts out by saying four words " Tuesday Evening, Around Eight." And from there the pages are showing the sunset and a swampy area, but then the big frogs starts flying in on big lily pads. Frogs are coming in from every where. A man is sitting at the table eating a sandwich with a look on his face and his eyes slightly turned up to the sky. Every page after that frogs are invading the town , inside, and outside of people's homes. The book shows the time 11:21pm then again 4:38 AM. By that time it seems like the frogs have multiplied. A dog is trying to chase them, but he ends up being chased by the frogs. By morning the towns people are out trying to figure out what has happened, because just as fast as the frogs came, they left just as fast. Then the next two words and time say's, "Next Tuesday, 7:58 PM. And there is a shadowy picture of the backside of a pig flying in the sky.
Personal reaction: This a funny and Interesting book. I like the pictures, and how their are endless way to read it.
Extensions: I can see the children In my class really enjoying this book. They would make up many stories about the frogs.
  SusieDell | Feb 11, 2015 |
This is another book of beautiful illustration, that will spark children's imagination. There are no words (except "Tuesday" and the times of day), leaving plenty of room for interpretation.
  noah23 | Feb 2, 2015 |
Great picture book to use to help develop oral language. This book was a wonderful book to make predictions about the book. ( )
  Spinea1 | Nov 29, 2014 |
Only pictures in this book. Good for first few weeks of Kindergarten or pre-k. Can also be used if you want your students to look at then have them retell you the story.
  kelskemp | Nov 25, 2014 |
Award Winning Illustrators Assignment ( )
  ekrynen | Nov 23, 2014 |
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Tuesday evening, around eight.
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This nearly wordless story is told through detailed, colorful, and imaginative illustrations. It is the story of the flight of frogs from the swamp through the town on their lilly pads during the night. Sometimes the illustrations take up two full pages, and sometimes they're cut into frames. For example, the first page has three frames of roughly the same picture. However, as you examine them, you see that, from top to bottom, each picture brings you closer to the main object: the turtle standing on a log. Most of the illustrations are done in cool colors to give the feeling of night. This feeling is sharply contrasted by the scene in the kitchen which is very white and bright, giving the impression of being very well-lit. The illustrations are truly all that was needed to tell the story. I think that words would have been a distraction. The flying frogs have no reason to talk, and no human actually sees them. However, as I was "reading" the story, I could hear chirruping crickets and buzzing mosquitoes in the first page as the turtle waits for what he is about to see, and I could hear Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" throughout the frogs' flight.
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"Tuesday evening, around eight"--a deceptively mundane beginning for what proves to be a thrilling, miraculous, and surreal amphibian journey. Slowly and quietly on this particular Tuesday, a few fat frogs begin hovering over a swamp, riding lily pads like magic carpets. Clearly satisfied and comfortable, the floating frogs are as serene as little green buddhas. Gradually, the flying fleet grows in momentum and number, sailing over the countryside and into an unsuspecting town. These frogs know how to have fun--startling the occasional bird, waving webbed feet at late-night snack-eaters, and even changing the channels on a sleeping granny's television. As day breaks, the frogs lose their lily pads, head back to the pond, and wait impatiently for their next scheduled departure.

Tuesday won the 1992 Caldecott Medal and, among other honors, was named as an ALA Notable Children's Book. The critical acclaim will come as no surprise to anyone who opens the pages of this beautiful and humorous book. With hardly any words (except those noting the time), David Wiesner creates a wondrous romp as silent as the middle of the night. Using the rich purples, blues, and greens of late evening, Wiesner draws readers into the warm, incandescent world of frog flight. "Read" this wordless wonder to children and savor it for yourself as well. Chances are, you and the youngsters will both find yourselves poised at the window, hoping to catch a few airborne frogs in the act. (Ages 4 and older)

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:53:35 -0400)

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Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

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